MICHAEL INDRESANO NAMED MEDICINE MAN OF THE YEAR 2019

Indresano Studios is proud to announce that Medicine Wheel has named Michael Indresano as the 2019 Medicine Man of the Year. This prestigious award is meant to recognize a member of the community who has donated more than their fair share of time or resources to Medicine Wheel and aided in Medicine Wheel’s mission of promoting inclusion across all walks of life.

Michael served on the board of Medicine Wheel for 6 years, eventually being voted in as the chairman of the board.

Michael Indresano with Michael Dowling, William Gross, and Mark McGonagle
(From Left to Right) Michael Indresano, Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, and Medicine Wheel Board of Directors member Mark McGonagle

The team at Indresano Studios has been honored to host multiple Medicine Wheel events and has had the pleasure of producing multiple promotional videos for Medicine Wheel to generate awareness of its Hand in Hand project.

Michael will be presented with the award at the 2019 “Turning The Wheel” event in Boston. For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, please visit www.mwponline.org.

MEDICINE WHEEL – HAND IN HAND 2019 WITH BOSTON POLICE COMMISSIONER WILLIAM GROSS

The Indresano Studios team has partnered up with Medicine Wheel Productions to host Medicine Wheel’s “Hand in Hand” event, which aims to bridge the culture gap between some of Boston’s at-risk youth and the Boston Police Department. It is a full day of bonding activities, eventually culminating in a photoshoot at Indresano Studios!

In addition to hosting the photo shoot, the Indresano team is producing a short video for Medicine Wheel’s promotional purposes.

Hand In Hand brings together Boston Police officers and young adults, most of whom have had negative experiences with police in the past, to try to understand and accept their differences by embracing their similarities; namely their humanity, and common experience.

Medicine Wheel Hand in Hand – Hand Casting

Before the workshop began, our team interviewed a few of the young adults, as well as Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling and Director of Public Art and Advocacy Richard Dinsmore to learn a little more about what this program is and how it has helped the two communities become closer together.

Each young adult is paired with an officer, then the workshop begins with a meditation period. Following this, each participant writes an “I Am” poem about identity.

Medicine Wheel Hand in Hand – “I Am” Poems

Partners then create a mold of their clasped hands, which is later turned into a bronzed cast. These hand-in-hand statues are then displayed at Medicine Wheel, and at any events that Medicine Wheel hosts.

Medicine Wheel Hand in Hand – Hand Casting

After a short dinner, participants then head to Indresano Studios to get their portraits taken.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross with Damarius
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross with Damarius

Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling with Mookie
Medicine Wheel Director Michael Dowling with Mookie

Thank you to Boston PD, and Medicine Wheel and the young adults of Medicine Wheel for letting us be a part of this important day! We’re excited to help spread the word about this amazing program.

To see more of our photography and video work, please check us out at www.Indresano.com

PINE STREET INN VIDEO

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Pine Street Inn, one of Boston’s largest providers of shelter and support for the city’s homeless population. In recognition of this milestone, and to give back to the community, we here at Indresano Studios have embarked on a documentary project with the Pine Street Inn in an effort to highlight the important work the Pine Street Inn provides to the city of Boston. The goals of this project are to give voice to Boston’s homeless community and to spread awareness of the resources still needed to support and re-house the city’s homeless population.

A moving quote from a Pine Street Inn Guest

The team’s first objective was to collect stories. The most effective way to dehumanize the issue of homelessness is to spread personal stories, experiences, and words.

The Indresano Studios team strategizes how to best capture these personal stories

Our team had the opportunity to interview three homeless men, John, Ray, and Jamil, on the first day of the shoot. In the interviews, our team learned details about each man’s past that led them to homelessness, their struggles to find housing and their hopes and goals for the future.

A behind the scenes glimpse at the video shot
Our media pipeline allows us to monitor and rate clips as they are happening
The Indresano Team got the chance to interview a former Pine Street Inn guest in his new home

The team’s 4th interview of the day was with Nelson, the director of the Pine Street Inn’s Outreach Program. The Pine Street Inn has multiple vans traveling Boston 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to help bring the Pine Street Inn’s support to people in need, rather than leaving them on their own to secure transportation to the shelter.

Nelson, Director of Pine Street Inn’s Outreach Program

Our team also had the distinct privilege of accompanying the outreach team on a particularly snowy night. Members of the outreach team supplied blankets, hot food, and other forms of support to members of Boston’s homeless community.

A homeless man receives a blanket and a ride to the Pine Street Inn from the snowy Boston night
Mike, an Outreach worker with Pine Street Inn, talks to a man to ask if he wants a ride to the Pine Street Inn shelter.

As this project progresses, we hope to bring further updates to our readers. For now, it’s back to work on the Pine Street Inn’s 50th anniversary video!

To see more of our video production work, check out our website at www.indresano.com/video

COMMERCIAL VIDEO PRODUCTION IN BOSTON

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

In search of brick walls and iron bars, we at Indresano packed up a full studio’s worth of video equipment and brought it all to a stunning location in the heart of Boston.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

Our heavy-hitting Sony F5 allowed us to capture this Lifestyle/Product video shoot in stunning 4K RAW. We used a very special ARRI lens to capture macro details in our client’s apparel at a phenomenal focusing distance of 3 inches!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

After an extensive casting call, our client was thrilled with the performances that Kyrel (Maggie Inc.), Christian (Model Club), and Alicia (Dynasty) brought to the shoot.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

The three of them had contagious energy that lasted through the entire day — not an easy feat for an all-day shoot!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

Of course, our on-set producer was carefully documenting the day for posterity. Check out our Instagram for more sneak peeks from this shoot as well as others!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

Our media pipeline allowed our client to preview and rate clips as the shoot progressed. This way, our editors were set to get down to business as soon as the media was ingested back at Indresano Studios.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

 

That’s a wrap! A great video is comprised of awesome creative, great talent, a fantastic location, and a fabulous team. To see more of our video work, check out our website at www.indresano.com/video-production. To see more of our work, check out our main website at www.indresano.com.

FOOD VIDEO SHOOT WITH INDRESANO STUDIOS

We were cooking up a storm in the studio at our most recent food video shoot! Food stylist, Sunny Ricks, was hard at work making sure all the ingredients were video ready.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

A job such as this needs plenty of space for the stylists to perfect their creations. They were able to make themselves right at home here at Indresano Studios.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

Of course, the food stylists needed all of their tools of the trade for this video shoot.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

They weren’t alone in being prepared, prop stylist, Verne Cordova, started his holiday meal prep early this year for this video project.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

We used the Sony F5 to capture all the savory details of the delicious food.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

It wasn’t only the food that was looking good in this video shoot. We made sure we had plenty of wardrobe options in the studio.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

We were impressed how food stylist, Katrin Schnippering, was “berry” concentrated on set.

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

After this video shoot, prop stylist, Verne Cordova, slipped into a pretty serious food coma. Guess he played with his food too much!

For over 25 years, we have built a name for ourselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical

To check out more of our food photography work, go to our website: www.indresano.com/foodphotography.com 

ON LOCATION VIDEO SHOOT

Our most recent video shoot took place in the great outdoors!

Maggie Model Brian Hanley was one of the most polished landscapers we’ve ever seen 😉 He was also a good sport wearing a flannel shirt on a 90 degree summer day.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

TEAM hair and make up artist Ashley was there every step of the way to complete the look the client wanted for this video.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

In between takes, Brian found the time to make cheeseburgers for some of the crew!For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Even when he isn’t posing, he can’t take a bad photo. That is the true mark of a natural born model.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

As Brian was soaking in some sun, he witnessed some silly shenanigans on set (see next image)…

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

…our prop stylist couldn’t help himself from having some fun! Thankfully our producer kept things on track and we created a successful video 🙂

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

To check out more of our work in video, go to www.indresano.com!

FASHION VIDEO SHOOT

Indresano Studios got glamorous for our most recent video shoot!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

We pulled out all of our top of the line video equipment to make sure the final products of this shoot were as flawless as the subject 😉

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Kristina from Model Club showed impressive concentration on set and really brought the videos to the next level.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

Maggie Inc. model Alyssa was ready for her close up on this video shoot!

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

We made sure we had the best models, lighting, equipment, crew, set, and resources for this video shoot.

For over 25 years, Indresano Studios has built a name for themselves creating artful, award-winning work with a passion that borders on the fanatical.

You can check out more of our video shoots on our website www.indresano.com 

VIDEO PRODUCTION FOR SEAPOINT ESTATE

We had a blast handling all aspects of pre-production, shooting, editing, and producing the final video showcasing the magnificent Seapoint Estate!

A special thank you to Robert Kinlin for his kind words and a big congratulations on the successful sale of the magnificent Seapoint Estate! We are so grateful to have gotten to handle the video production for this project.

“Michael Indresano’s reputation for quality, perfection, and excellence made him the ideal person for this job. Only someone of his caliber could capture the fine craftsmanship, high quality, and sheer beauty of the Seapoint Estate. The video the Indresano team produced played an important role in displaying the magnificent  Estate. It was a pleasure working with Michael and his team.”                                -Robert Kinlin, Owner and Founder of Robert Paul Properties

Not only did we handle the shooting – including using drones for overhead shots – but we also took care of wardrobe, hair, makeup, casting, audio, lighting, and so much more. You name it, we did it! Here is a glimpse behind the scenes of this video production.

Our drone helped capture a breathtaking view of Sherry Spinale from Maggie Inc. running through the estate’s gorgeous green yard.

Of course we had to snap a quick picture of the amazing views. The sunsets at Seapoint Estate are unparalleled! It is the ideal location for a video production team.

We are so grateful to have been given the opportunity to produce a video of this incredible property. Check it out below!

HAZY DAYS: VIDEO AND PHOTOSHOOT WITH COLORED SMOKE

We always love a client that comes to us with a new approach, and this Limited Release Timberland photography and video shoot was exactly that. What better way to showcase a purple boot than with beautiful photo smoke!

When shooting photo and video with colored smoke, it’s important to be in a well ventilated area. And what’s more ventilated than shooting outside! We built our own little set right in our parking lot, which certainly had heads turing on the sidewalk.

While overcast skies can be great for lighting, the Sony camera is not a fan of the possible rain that comes along with it. Fortunately, our team created the perfect umbrella attachment to keep the Sony dry and happy!

The team worked with the shifting winds in order to capture the perfect shot of the smoke engulfing the boot. We ended up with some truly amazing images and video clips.

Close up, you can see the colors blending right at the point of ignition before billowing out in the wind. The saturation and movement of the smoke amazed us, it was almost like ink in water!

To help balance out some of the red in the smoke, we counteracted it with a blue light, leading to the perfect shade of purple.

After covering the block in a faint purple haze, it was time to edit! The goal was a seamlessly looped video, and our client was impressed with what we put together. Check it out below!

ROCKIN’ THE ROUGE LIPSTICK: A LOOK AT OUR YSL VIDEO SHOOT

Our YSL video shoot had the entire staff feeling luxurious. Check out some behind-the-scenes shots of this exciting lipstick filled day!

Getting Ready:Image Collage of YSL Lipstick and MakeupRouge, ruby, or rose? Our red-hot lipstick shades highlighted our models’ bold yet sophisticated look.

Image of Makeup Artist and ModelHuge thanks to our talented makeup artist Krystle for an amazing job!

Luckily, our favorite camera operator was there to help make sure the shoot was amazing. 🙂

The Video Shoot:
Image of Sophia and Model on YSL SetSofia got the video shoot rolling but quickly realized she cannot wear lipstick. That did not stop her from getting in front of the camera to flaunt her latest haircut.

Image of Model on YSL Video SetOur models’ friendly personalities really brought these beautiful lipstick shades to life.

Image of Models Taking Selfie on YSL Video SetNo Snapchat filter needed for these beautiful selfies!  With baby Michael in the studio that day—he was covered in kisses for weeks!

Enjoy the final video above!